Whether you are trying to decide on your major or seeking more information about your career options, one or more of the following services may be helpful.
Career Counseling TEST
Individual consultation and career counseling are provided to establish a valid appraisal of life experience, interests, personality traits, and values. These sessions encourage students to explore career options systematically through research, informational interviews, internships, course work, observations, and work experience. The goal is to aid students in developing an academic and career development plan preparing them for entry into a chosen profession. Career counseling sessions are available by appointment during office hours. To schedule an appointment stop by or call 203.576.4466.
As part of the career counseling process, Career Services offers a variety of assessments. Testing can be very helpful in forming the basis for career research and development and is free for currently enrolled University of Bridgeport students. Career Assessment is available only as part of a career counseling session.
Career Management Course (HUSV 299)
In coordination with the Department of Counseling & Human Resources, this course is offered in the fall and spring semesters and students earn one credit hour toward graduation. Its objective is to assist students with the career decision making and planning process through self-assessment, career testing, and career exploration activities. Students will also polish their resume writing, job search, and interview skills. Students interested in this course should consult their academic advisor.
Career Resource Library
Career Services maintains a selection of books and magazines to aid in the career development process. Many of these resources are available to take away. Categories include: Career Change, Career Exploration, Career Options By Major, Organization Directories, and Occupational Information. The Career Services website contains links to a variety of on-line career resources and Career Services staff members can also assist you in locating and using career information on-line.
Career Development Programming
Career Services sponsors a variety of events throughout the year. We also welcome invitations for class and organization presentations on our services and/or the career exploration process (e.g. Choosing A Major, What can I do with a Major In… , Assessing Career Interests, etc.).